Issue Update From The Studio
Influential British melodic hard rock group MAGNUM
recently confirmed the release in 2014 of their upcoming nineteenth studio album, Escape From The Shadow Garden, via Steamhammer / SPV on March 19th in Scandinavia, March 21st in Germany, March 24th in Europe and March 25th in North America.
An update from Magnum states: "OK so we have been locked away at M2 studio working on what we think is one hell of an album. We literally have just finished mixing the tracks and they are sounding fantastic, even if we say so ourselves."
Bassist Al Barrow says, "I have just spent the last few hours listening to the album and it has to be one of the most powerful albums I have had the pleasure of being part of. Every track has a killer chorus and the production is just top notch. I got goosebumps! Everyone has put so much of themselves into this album. The tracks have everything I think a Magnum fan will ever want to hear. Energy, power and passion. The lyrics take you to all sorts of places painting images as the music pushes along with so much force."
Guitarist Tony Clarkin
says, "I had a feeling of freedom when coming to write the lyrics for this album and I am very happy with how it has turned out." Bob Catley
(vocals): " I can't wait for everyone to hear this, it's going to blow them away. I say it with every album, this is our best, but I really have to say it again, this not just the best - it's beyond that!"
A band statement continues: "So all that needs to be done now is wait for March to roll around. We wished it was sooner, and we can't wait to get out on the road to play some of these new tracks and some classic Magnum songs for you all. We're very excited to be sharing the stage with SAGA on the German/Swiss part of the 2014 tour. By now you will have seen the new artwork. Once again Rodney has gone beyond the call with this cover. We can't wait for you all to see the full double gatefold version. Already we have seen so much positive feedback about artwork and photos so far. Everything about this new album is a step up and the we believe we have taken it to another level. We know you're going to love this new album."
Escape From The Shadow Garden will be available as a limited digipak edition with bonus material, as a double coloured vinyl LP, standard jewel case CD and download. The cover is once again created by famous fantasy artist Rodney Matthews (Asia, Nazareth, Eloy).
Escape From The Shadow Garden follows the success of On The 13th Day, which charted at #28 in Germany, #36 in Sweden, #43 in the UK national album charts, #57 in Switzerland, and at #3 in the UK rock charts and #5 in the UK Indie Charts at the beginning of October 2012.
Three weeks after the release of ‘Escape From The Shadow Garden, Magnum
set off on a huge European Tour.